I have the trump flu. I’m mildly depressed and trying to force myself to keep moving forward every day in a positive direction.
On top of him being “elected,” — with a million fewer votes than his opponent — which shakes my faith in my countrymen (doesn’t his temperament and record of past behavior mean anything?), I now mistrust the national press.
You may say “Of course you should mistrust the media.” But dear Reader, there’s a difference between viewing media skeptically (I do) and not trusting them to know if the sun comes up in the east.
How could they be so inaccurate? How could they not do their job as the 4th Estate? All the smugly certain reports about the likely outcome of the election–one hundred percent wrong. How do I believe anything they say now? (The death of objective, smart, incisive Gwen Ifill is a sad metaphor.)
So, where does that leave us? If we can’t count on the press to serve as watchdogs on the three other branches of government, who will do the job? Who will watch and report?
Do you think I’d be a bad person to spend the next four years puttering in my garden? What about you? How are you coping?